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Tue Jun 19 2012

FYI: Benjamins Series on Iberian Romance Linguistics

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 19-Jun-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Benjamins Series on Iberian Romance Linguistics
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John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce a new book series:

Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

Editor: Jason Rothman University of Florida & University of Ottawa

ISSN 2213-3887

Romance linguists are by definition not only aligned with theirtheoretical paradigm (e.g. usage-based sociolinguists to generativegrammarians), but rather there is a sense of a larger community towhich all Romance linguists belong by virtue of the languages studied.Spanish and Portuguese are two of the top ten most widely spokenlanguages in the world. They are by far the largest two in the Romancefamily of languages in terms of number of speakers. It is fair to say thatthere is a strong sub-community of Romance linguists also aligned byvirtue of their research foci on Spanish and Portuguese. Beyondproviding high quality work applicable to the linguistic sciences ingeneral, the aforementioned community of Hispanic and Lusophonelinguists is precisely the audience to which we believe this book serieswill appeal to the most.

The aim of this book series is to provide a single home for the highestquality monographs and edited volumes pertaining to Hispanic andLusophone linguistics. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, theseries hopes to include volumes that represent the many sub-fields andparadigms of linguistics that do high quality research targeting IberianRomance languages. We seek projects pertaining to all dialects in theworld where these languages (co-)exist (e.g. Europe, South and NorthAmerica, Africa) as well as projects on the acquisition of theselanguages anywhere Spanish and Portuguese are acquired inchildhood or adulthood.

Because our goal is to consider manuscripts from all relevant linguisticapproaches, the common thread across the books within this series willbe the languages themselves. Although we anticipate that the majorityof the books will focus on Spanish and Portuguese, for obviousreasons, we would like to encourage book proposals that engage otherIberian-Romance languages in Europe (e.g., Galician, Catalan,Aragonese, etc.) and/or examine Spanish and Portuguese in their co-existence with other non-Romance languages in Europe (e.g. Basque),indigenous languages in Latin America, English in North America, andother national and regional languages across the Hispanic andLusophone world. Projects that engage several of these languagestogether are especially welcome. We will consider proposals that focuson formal syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics/phonology,pragmatics from any established research paradigm, as well aspsycholinguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, appliedlinguistics and sociolinguistics. The editorial board is comprised ofexperts in all of the aforementioned fields.

Editorial BoardSonia Colina, University of ArizonaJoão Costa, Universidade Nova de LisboaInês Duarte, Universidade de LisboaMaría del Pilar García Mayo, Universidad del País VascoAnna Gavarró, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaKimberly L. Geeslin, Indiana UniversitySónia Frota, Universidade de LisboaMichael Iverson, Macquarie UniversityJuana M. Liceras, University of OttawaJohn M. Lipski, Pennsylvania State UniversityGillian Lord, University of FloridaJairo Nunes, Universidade de São PauloAcrisio Pires, University of Michigan, Ann ArborPilar Prieto, Universitat Pampeu FabraLiliana Sánchez, Rutgers UniversityAna Lúcia Santos, Universidade de LisboaCarmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern CaliforniaJuan Uriagereka, University of MarylandElena Valenzuela, University of Ottawa

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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